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Carbon Capture

advancing the goals of sustainable development

Carbon capture has potential to greatly reduce embodied carbon in the building sector. From exploring carbon capture utilization storage (CCUS) and bringing innovative new products to market, Holcim US is committed to accelerating this new technology. 

“We recognize that in our industry, the ability to decarbonize is the real game changer. Our partnership with the U.S. DOE is a powerful example of how collaboration across industry, the public sector and academia can advance carbon capture, utilization and storage projects that are the critical steps to accelerating the transition to a net-zero future.”

Derick Dreyer, Head of Cement Industrial Performance, North America.

Working Now, with More on the Way

Holcim plants currently use CCUS systems to capture CO2 gas created during the cement manufacturing process then compress it into a liquid that is transported deep underground for safe long-term storage. Because carbon capture is one of the only available processes that can directly reduce current carbon emissions at the source, where CO2 is most easily removed, we are extremely excited to continue to uncover applications for its use. In fact, across the world, Holcim is currently piloting twenty projects similar to those we have at work in the U.S. Once they are fully and consistently up and running, these projects give us the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 4 million tons annually.

Holcim US and startup, Solidia Technologies®, partnered to develop an innovative reduced CO2 cement that will reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete using carbon capture technology.
Through this partnership, national outdoor landscaper EP Henry was the first to introduce a new line of pavers using Solidia® cement. 
Holcim US is working with the US Department of Energy to develop CCUS systems at it's Ste. Genevieve cement plant in Missouri and its Portland cement plant in Colorado.
Combined, the two projects have the potential to prevent the release of 4.5 million metric tons of CO2, per year.

Reduced CO2 Products

Our clients are looking for more sustainable products and Holcim US provides several reduced and low-CO2 options for blended cement and concrete. Visit our Green Solutions page to discover our solutions today.